Owl by Archipelago
A Block with Hand-Carved Owl from the Garden and Woodland Range by Archipelago. Hand painted and hand carved from renewable softwood. Unique and fairly traded. Mounted on driftwood block. Size: 30cm high
(Athene noctua) is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It is not native to Great Britain, but was first introduced in 1842, and is now naturalised there. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The Little Owl is a small owl, 23-27.5 cm in length. There are 13 recognized races of Little Owl spread across Europe and Asia. The Little Owl was sacred to the goddess Athena, from whom it gets the generic name. This is a sedentary species which is found in open country such as insects, earthworms, amphibians, but also small birds and mammals. It can attack birds of considerable size like game birds. It is partly diurnal and often perches boldly and prominently during the day. Nest location varies based on the habitat, nests being found in holes in trees, rocks, cliffs, river banks, walls, buildings etc.